Best new action & adventure TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)


The Vore's TV staff selects the top best action TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Drew Goddard, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely our new Action genre creators?

Muscular tough guys blazing guns or swinging axes are not a guilty pleasure anymore. Since the beginning of 00’s, action shows have added more story to their mix, which has made the genre a valuable keeper.

New action TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

  • 9-1-1

    CREATOR: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear & Ryan Murphy
    CAST: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause & Oliver Stark


    An action-packed show about the high pressures circumstances of paramedics, firefighters and the police. Basically all services you might call via 911. They save people's life during frightening... Read more

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  • The Dark Tower

    CAST: Idris Elba


    Idris Elba is continuing his role from the movie The Dark Tower, as he stays on for the television series based on Wizard and Glass, the popular Steven King Novel. The show is a prequel to the movie. Read more

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  • Jack Ryan

    CREATOR: Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland
    CAST: Amir El-Masry John Krasinski Arpy Ayvazian


    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst is put in harms away when he gets his first dangerous field assignment. He uncovers a new terrorist network. So far the Clancy novels were made into film adaptations, but Amazon is bringing it to TV. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

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  • Titans

    CAST: Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft & Anna Diop

    Titans will is released on the streaming service of DC Comics. A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (Dick Grayson), who used to be Batman's Robin before Robin, go on adventures and fight... Read more

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  • Krypton

    CREATOR: David S. Goyer
    CAST: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell & Ian McElhinney


    David S. Goyer, the writer behind a bunch of superhero movies like Man of Steel, comes with the story with a time travel twist of Superman's grandfather and his battle for justice on his home... Read more

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  • New Warriors

    CAST: Nathan Barnatt, Chloe Coleman & Kate Comer

    New Warriors is yet another teenage superhero movie. A band of young superheros master their skills and go on a huge adventure. Read more

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  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

    CREATOR: Carlton Cuse
    CAST: John Krasinski Abbie Cornish


    Amazon is bringing John Clancy's Jack Ryan to television. So far many movie adaptations were released, with amongst others Alec Baldwin portraying Ryan, but now John Krasinski is portraying one... Read more

    RATING: 77/100

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Best action TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 action TV series

  • Iron Fist

    CREATOR: Scott Buck
    CAST: Finn Jones Jessica Henwick Jessica Stroup


    Yet another Marvel Comics [email protected] Daniel Rand, the son of a rich entrepreneur, appears to have mysterious talents and a very strong fist. An Iron Fist. There are more action superhero and comics coming out, but the remainder can be found in the comic book tv shows section Read more

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 17th, 2017

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  • Taboo

    CREATOR: Chips Hardy, Tom Hardy, Steven Knight
    CAST: Tom Hardy David Hayman Jonathan Pryce


    A British adventurer returns home from Africa and has brought a treasure of 14 stolen diamonds with him. With them he will seek vengeance for the death of his father. Tom Hardy is not only in it, he is also one of the creators! It's a BBC Mini-series. Read more

    RATING: 89/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2017

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Best action TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated action TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Westworld

    CREATOR: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan
    CAST: Evan Rachel Wood Jeffrey Wright Ed Harris


    Robotic cowboys turn against the humans who used them as attractions in a themepark. A beautiful nightmare. Read more

    RATING: 90/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 2nd, 2016

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  • Vikings

    CREATOR: Michael Hirst
    CAST: Gustaf Skarsgård Katheryn Winnick Alexander Ludwig


    The viking Ragnar Lothbrok aims to conquer new territories in the West, but his chief wants to continue their travels to the familiar East. The tension between the two vikings rises, and culminates into a fierce battle. Very nice show for people who are into fantasy, blood en brave Scandinavian seafaring warriors. Read more

    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 3rd, 2013

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  • Person of Interest

    CREATOR: Jonathan Nolan
    CAST: Jim Caviezel Taraji P Henson Kevin Chapman


    A former CIA agent and a rich software developer team up in order to stop crimes before they have ever happened. Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 22nd, 2011

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  • Prison Break

    CREATOR: Paul Scheuring
    CAST: Dominic Purcell Wentworth Miller Amaury Nolasco


    When his brother is put on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Scofield puts himself in jail to safe him. A straight-forward hit! Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2005

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  • Banshee

    CREATOR: David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper
    CAST: Antony Starr Ivana Milicevic Ulrich Thomsen


    HBO’s sub-tv factory Cinemax produced a show that is one of the rawer thriller tv shows out there, and is definitely one of the best action tv shows we have ever come across. And indeed, it sets itself apart from the rest with long and tough action scenes backed up by sufficient dramatic development. By no means a sophisticated screenplay, but set in a small American town near an Amish community, it has more than enough to offer atmospherically. The series is about an ex-convict who wants to get back with his former partner in crime and lover who has moved to this small American town and made a life for herself. In order to win her back he stays in town, and pretends to be the new local sheriff. Read more

    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 11th, 2013

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  • Les Revenants

    CREATOR: Fabrice Gobert
    CAST: Anne Consigny Clotilde Hesme Frédéric Pierrot


    The sci-fi horror genre is nothing new to Europe when it comes to films, but in television it has only recently been developed properly. Les Revenants (The Returned) is about a little village in France where people who are deemed death return to pick up their normal lives as if nothing has happened. It is a zombie series like ‘The Walking Dead’, but without the zombie like attributes. A must-see. Read more

    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 31st, 2013

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  • The Night Manager

    CREATOR: John le Carré
    CAST: Hugh Laurie Tom Hiddleston Elizabeth Debicki


    A night manager of a European hotel is asked to be an alias for intelligence operations. Thrilling! Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 19th, 2016

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  • The Flash

    CREATOR: Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
    CAST: Grant Gustin Candice Patton Danielle Panabaker


    A regular guy - who had a tough childhood - wakes up after a freak accident with a particle accelerator and finds that he has gained a remarkable power: superspeed. He decides to use it to protect the world from villains and to discover the truth about his youth. Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 7th, 2014

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